Oooh yeah, my South Indian friends would be extremely happy to read this post 🙂 . My North Indian friends, please don’t be miffed :), we also like to hog on Basmati rice equally :P.
Let me ask you a question – Have you ever heard someone saying that he/she has lose weight on a rice diet ? I am sure not many would say a Yes ! You are going to hear now – I have been on a rice diet since 3 weeks and losing weight too ! Good news 🙂 ? Please don’t ask how much weight and how many months ! When I turn into a siren, you will see only my pics around ( read self obsessed me :P).
When my dietician asked me to stop wheat, I was like “Whatttt ” ? My expressions were as if I had gone bankrupt ;). Its a SIN to ask a North Indian to give up on Paranthas or rotis or anything but Wheat ! But people, I did ! I did give up Wheat ! Phew, its seems like ages 🙁
Ok, coming to the point now.
One – Half a small bowl or one fist rice is what 1 person needs. Portion control is extremely important. We measure rotis by count, do you measure rice that you eat ?
Two – No achaar please. You can use a teaspoon of Desi Ghee if required. There is a difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon 😛 BTW, Desi Ghee is very healthy, read here. Don’t burn it, use it in cooked curries, rice n rotis.
Three – Have companions , its not good to be alone right 🙂 ? Same way – have salad, curd, vegetable and pulses as companions of rice. When we eat roti, we have all of these. Above all, you chew wheat n it takes time for you to eat and our brain realizes you are full and have eaten enough. With rice, you gulp it down your throat , still feel nothing :P. How to handle this problem ? Simple, have companions 🙂 or add companions to rice (read pulao with lots of veggies ).
Four – Use Pressure Cooker when you cook Pulaao. When you use pressure cooker, you don’t need oil. Just boil the veggies with rice.
Five – When you prefer steamed rice, cook rice in excess water. When rice gets cooked, throw the excess water.
Six – Have rice in Lunch. If you want to eat rice in dinner, have brown rice.
Seven – Add a spoonful of Flax seeds and Chia seeds to rice/curd to increase fiber content. Read about them here and here.
Eight – Eat in a small plate. This will help you to eat in control.
Nine – No chi chi allowed on this point. If possible, don’t use separate bowls for pulses/curd/veggies. If you do, there are chances that you would finish rice first leaving the healthier stuff behind. Add everything on top of rice heap , mix and have. Its great to be raw sometimes :P.
Ten – Cook only what is required. Otherwise, you would end up eating more. If your hungry after finishing a serving, wait for a while. Sometimes we take time to sense if we are satiated or not.
Eleven – I am not your Maths teacher to teach you the entire counting, lolz 😛 :P.
P.S – I am totally sober !